The old head was packin’ heat in the airport?!?!?!
Bill Russell Arrested For Having A Gun In Carry-On Luggage At Seattle Airport
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, set to have his statue unveiled in Boston in two weeks, was arrested Wednesday at Sea-Tac International Airport after a handgun was found in his luggage, KIRO-TV Seattle reported Friday night.
According to the Seattle news station, Russell was cited by Port of Seattle police on a state charge for allegedly bringing a handgun into a prohibited area. He has a permit for the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson, the station reported, but firearms are prohibited in carry-on baggage, where his handgun was found at a routine screening. The gun was confiscated and Russell was detained for about 30 minutes, according to the Boston Globe.
In addition to any criminal charges, the 79-year old is likely to see a civil penalty of between $3,000 to $7,500.
Russell, who retired in 1969, won 11 championships in 13 seasons with the Celtics. A statue honoring his career and life accomplishments is scheduled to be unveiled Nov. 1 in a ceremony at Boston City Hall Plaza.
Run up on him if you want to, might eff around and catch a bullet…
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